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Do I Need A Stucco Sealer On My Home? [Video]

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Feb 13, 2018 1:42:02 PM

There's a simple way to test to see if a stucco sealer is necessary for your next home re-painting project.  We'll get to that in a minute.

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House Painting Quotes Over The Phone...Seriously!?!

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Jan 11, 2018 1:34:00 PM

Yes, we want what we want and we want it now.

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Painting Over Stained Wood Doors, Windows & Trim

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Oct 10, 2017 1:22:09 PM

Nothing accents and frames your freshly-painted walls like beautiful trimwork, doors, and windows.  Stained wood lends a rich and warm feel to a home's decor, but many people still prefer the crisp, clean lines that you get from contrasting painted baseboard, casing, and other moldings.

But what if you purchased a home that already had stained and varnished wood and now you want the painted look?  What about painting over stained wood doors, windows, and trim? -- Can you?  The answer is yes...and no.  It's possible to paint over many things, but if you want it to look good and last then you need to do it right.  Here's how.

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How To Remove Paint From Carpet (And Hard Surfaces Too)

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Oct 4, 2017 10:06:57 AM

It doesn't matter whether it's spatter, splatter, or an outright, full-blown, five-alarm spill.  If you've done enough painting then you're familiar with that sinking feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you realize that you just spilled paint on your finished floor.

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Window Painting Made Easy

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Sep 30, 2017 9:07:33 PM

A painter friend of mine was recently recounting an incident that happened while he was doing some window painting at a customer's home.  The house had old divided lite windows with small individual panes of glass separated by muntins; and if you've had any experience with painting divided lite windows you know how tedious and time consuming they are.  The customer came home from work and found that he had painted each of the windows in their entirety, glass and all.  She was furious, and promptly kicked him off of the job without giving him the opportunity to explain the situation.

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A Homeowner's Guide To Painting Shutters

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Sep 26, 2017 9:43:57 AM

Exterior window shutters are a widely-used visual accent on many houses in the U.S. today.  And while their original function was for the purpose of privacy, light filtration, or protection from storm damage, they've now become more of a vehicle for adding a splash of color to a home's paint scheme.

Regardless of their purpose, as with any other exterior painted fixture, they have to be maintained.  So this week's article will be a guide to painting shutters on your home.

 

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Getting Started On Your Home's Storm Damage Repair

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Sep 20, 2017 3:33:20 PM

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as many folks are now returning to their homes, they're finally able to give thanks that the danger has passed, and that their loved ones are safe and unharmed.  But that momentary sigh of relief is soon interrupted by the overwhelming reality of having to assess their house's condition to begin repairing any damage that was left by high winds, flood water, and flying debris.

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Tags: Storm Damage Repair, Storm Damage Repair Tampa, Flood Damage Repair

You Can't Paint Latex Over Oil ! ...Or Can You?

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Sep 11, 2017 3:33:18 PM

Using latex over oil based paint has generally been seen as a no-no, and for good reason.  Just taking a quick glance at the picture for this blog post will give you an idea of what will happen every single time you do.  Well...maybe not every time.  

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How To Clean Painted Walls Without Ruining The Finish

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Aug 9, 2017 11:14:45 PM

It's incredibly frustrating to spend several days painting your walls, or painting your doors and trim, only to have them quickly look like they haven't been freshened-up in years.  Dirt, cobwebs, grease, fingerprints, scuff marks, etc, etc.  Any of these culprits can have you throwing up your hands in exasperation.

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7 Tips To Make Your Interior Painting Project POP

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Jun 13, 2017 11:14:44 AM

Just about every homeowner I know has, at some point in time, painted a room or two in their home, or maybe even done an entire interior painting project.

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Tags: Interior Painting, Interior Painting Tampa, Tampa Interior Painting